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  • Dame Vera Lynn: Spitfire flypast marks funeral

    Dame Vera Lynn: Spitfire flypast marks funeral0

    Image copyright NASA Image caption Hundreds of people lined the roads in Ditchling Two Spitfires flew over the funeral procession of Dame Vera Lynn as family, friends and fans said goodbye to the Forces’ Sweetheart. Her cortege was accompanied by the Battle of Britain flypast as it travelled through Ditchling in East Sussex at midday.

  • Notre Dame restoration: how to save an iconic building from fire | World news0

    John David, the master stonemason at York Minster, remembers the night of 9 July 1984 well. At about 2am, a lightning bolt hit the cathedral’s south transept and started a fire that raged through the building, collapsing the roof and causing millions of pounds’ worth of damage. “I remember some people coming to the building


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